Category: The Media Blog

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EditorApril 2, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: Instablog9ja retains the #1 position on our latest online media (social) countdown

For a second straight month Instablog9ja is at #1 on our online media (social) countdown. The Instagram handle remains the ...

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EditorApril 2, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: ROK TV takes the #1 position on our top 25 tv countdown

From #5 to #1 is how ROK TV moves on our chart this month as the past few weeks have ...

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EditorApril 2, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: Inspiration FM moves up into the top 10 on our top 25 radio stations countdown

There’s a curious thing that a lot of people experience when a new building springs up somewhere. It’s expressed most ...

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EditorMarch 31, 2017

The Media Blog: The Spot is ending and we don’t know what to do

It’s been 4 years already? Yeah, we know when EbonyLife TV launched but time really has flown, hasn’t it? Time ...

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EditorMarch 28, 2017

The Media Blog: Bolanle Austen-Peters just changed the game with the launch of the Terra Arena

93 Days was a landmark film for Nollywood. The tragedy of its tepid commercial (we’ll chalk this up to poor ...

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EditorMarch 27, 2017

The Media Blog: The trailer for Red TV’s Inspector K is the best thing you’ll see today

Look at Red TV, proving us wrong yet again. Special props for that “zoom out” bit. We can’t wait to see ...

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ToluMarch 26, 2017

StarTimes Dish TV is packed with everything you need from TV and more

As we inch closer to the times when erstwhile television audience would have completely ditched the offerings of the box ...

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EditorMarch 24, 2017

The Media Blog: There is no other way to say it – Tinsel is legendary

Say what you will about the show, but 2000 episodes of a television show, shot in Nigeria, is not beans. ...

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ToluMarch 24, 2017

StarTimes might be set to change the game with this new Integrated Digital TV

Does anyone ever feel burdened by trying to figure out which remote works for the TV and which one is ...

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EditorMarch 22, 2017

The Media Blog: ThinTallTony needs to STFU once and for all

If you can make it through the entirety of this interview without smashing something, congratulations to you. Your willpower is ...

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EditorMarch 21, 2017

The Media Blog: Toyin Lawani has a new ‘Tiannah’s Empire’ reality show and we can’t wait for the mess

Seriously, just look at this ‘teaser’. Will we find a bigger disaster this year? Doubtful. Except for maybe this other ...

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EditorMarch 15, 2017

When was the last time anything took over Nigerian pop culture like #BBNaija?

That’s really the only way to put it. These past few weeks and the various scandals on the show have ...

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EditorMarch 10, 2017

#BBNaija: Payporte has got to be joking with this Kemen nonsense

Seriously. Are these people joking? Or are we missing something? Wouldn’t it be wiser for them to just cut their losses ...

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EditorMarch 6, 2017

The Media Blog: We are loving this Jemeji trailer

As we mentioned yesterday, we are excited to see Africa Magic’s latest telenovela, Jemeji, at 9 pm tonight. Now we’ve ...

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EditorMarch 6, 2017

Payporte says #BBNaija “has not seen anything wrong with what Debbie Rise did,” and that is a disgrace

Earlier today, a Twitter user shared with us screenshots of a conversation with Payporte, headline sponsor of the ongoing #BBNaija ...

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EditorMarch 5, 2017

Debie-Rise should also have been disqualified from #BBNaija for sexual harassment, and here’s why (WATCH)

We understand that our society views these things through skewed lenses but it is incredibly pertinent to point out that ...

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EditorMarch 5, 2017

Here’s why Kemen just got disqualified from #BBNaija (WATCH)

Kemen got disqualified a short while ago from the #BBNaija competition and has already left the house. This came as ...

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EditorMarch 5, 2017

The Media Blog: ‘Jemeji’ is Africa Magic’s latest telenovela, and we can’t wait to watch it tomorrow!

Continuing the pattern kicked off by Hotel Majestic (which, by the way, we miss dearly) and continued by Hush (which ...

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EditorMarch 4, 2017

The Media Blog: The Johnsons won an AMVCA and we are tired of everything

Congratulations to everyone involved with the show on what we’re sure is hard work but The Johnsons is a terrible ...

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EditorMarch 4, 2017

The Media Blog: Angelina Jolie stuns in first post-divorce role (WATCH)

It’s only a perfume commercial, but she looks so good in it, we wish it was something more. Plus, it’s her ...

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EditorMarch 1, 2017

The Media Blog: On Becoming… an international star

Yeah, it’s BBC Africa, but it’s still international, right? Lawsuits be damned, it’s clear now that Toke is going to push ...

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EditorFebruary 27, 2017

Reading material: Here’s what you should be reading if you work in media content (15)

1. PR for everybody? https://revolutionmessaging.com/news/democratizing-public-relations 2. First Instagram Stories, now WhatsApp gets in on the game too. Is this the end ...

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EditorFebruary 26, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: Instablog9ja takes the number 1 spot on our online media (social) top 10

Instablog9ja moves up one spot to snatch the number 1 position, knocking Gidi_Traffic down to the number 2 spot. Gidi ...

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EditorFebruary 25, 2017

BellaNaija remains at number 1, Zikoko slips out of the top 10 | The YNaija online (web) ranking

Eat Drink Lagos vaults into the top ten, seeing a boost in buzz over the past week in particular, likely ...

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EditorFebruary 24, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: ROK TV lands in the top 5 on this month’s Top 25 TV Station Ranking

ROK TV vaults into the top 5 this month, moving past fellow Nigeria focused cable channel EbonyLife TV to clinch ...

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EditorFebruary 24, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: Urban 96.5 is still Number 1 on our Top 10 Radio Stations Ranking

Urban FM continues to enjoy strong talkability and listenership as it retains its number one position on this month’s ranking. ...

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EditorFebruary 24, 2017

The Media Blog: Chika Ike is a glorious mess, and we love her for it

What in the world is even going on in this video? Her accent. The expression on her face. The calabashes. ...

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EditorFebruary 23, 2017

The Media Blog: A webseries in French? Red TV continues to intrigue us

It’s called Boutique Hotel, and appears to have been made in Côte d’Ivoire. It stars Ivorians, and it’s entirely in ...

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EditorFebruary 20, 2017

The Media Blog: Which one is Media Room Hub again?

Azuka Ogujuiba, the person behind that Tiwa Savage interview has come again with a new one. It’s something called Media Room Hub. ...

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EditorFebruary 20, 2017

Reading Material: What you should be reading if you work in media content (14)

1. What does law enforcement owe the media? http://www.businessinsider.com/gamergate-fbi-file-2017-2?r=UK&IR=T 2. Is there one simple idea needed to understand Trump supporters? https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb#.64nvrrogl 3. This ...

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